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Frederick Merriman

Full name: Frederick Harris Merriman
Gender: Male
Weight: 229 lbs (104 kg)
Born: May 18, 1873 in Chipping Campden, Gloucestershire, Great Britain
Died: June 27, 1940 in Gloucester, Gloucestershire, Great Britain
Country: GBR Great Britain
Sport: Tug-Of-War

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)


One of seven children, Fred Merriman was, at 16 stone 5 lbs (104 kg.), the joint heaviest puller in the 1908 British tug-of-war gold medal-winning team, along with [Fred Humphreys]. He pulled for the London Police around Britain, on the Continent and in the USA. He retired from the police force in the 1920s and retired to the Gloucestershire village of Broad Campden, where he was born, and was the honorary secretary of the Broad Campden Wake festival held every June.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1908 Summer 34 London Tug-Of-War Men's Tug-Of-War London City Police-1 GBR 1 Gold

Men's Tug-Of-War

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result
1908 Summer 34 London Tug-Of-War London City Police-1 GBR Semi-Finals Match #2 1 1908-07-17 London City Police-1 2, K Division Metropolitan Police Team-3 0
1908 Summer 34 London Tug-Of-War London City Police-1 GBR Final Round Match 1/2 1 1908-07-18 London City Police-1 2, Liverpool Police Team-2 0
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